Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

He certainly knows what you are up to,
and the day they are brought back to Him
He will inform them about what they have done,
and Allah has knowledge of all things.

25. Sūrat AL-Furqān 1

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

1 Blessed is He
who sent down the Criterion to His servant
that he may be a warner to all the nations.
2 He, to whom belongs the sovereignty of the heavens
and the earth,
and who did not take a son,
nor has He any partner in sovereignty,
and He created everything
and determined it in a precise measure.
3 Yet they have taken gods besides Him
who create nothing
and have themselves been created,
and who have no control over their own harm
or benefit
and have no control over [their own] death,
or life,
or resurrection.
4 The faithless say,

1 The sūrah takes its name from verse 1, which refers to the Qur’ān as “al-Furqān” (lit. ‘the Distinguisher,’ or ‘the Separator,’ i.e. a criterion for distinguishing between truth and falsehood).

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 08 Dec. 2023: